Saturday, May 24, 2014

Attempting Guy Cards

Hello, and Happy Saturday!

So, I am still catching up with birthday cards, of the belated variety.  I needed some for a few nephews.  Poor guys get late cards because I usually gravitate toward pretty feminine cards.  I can make cards for little boys...but teens?  That can be tough for me.

This week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge had a very clean and simple layout...and I ended up making it a mess by distressing it!  Fun stuff!

I chose this combination from a SCS color challenge: midnight muse, baked brown sugar, and cherry cobbler.  My neutral is very vanilla.  I pulled out the SU set "Rev up the Fun," which I just bought before it retires.  Ironically, the English set was no longer available, so I got one in French!  Some of my older nephews know French, so I will still be able to use the sentiments!

I have a hard time stamping straight, and I could not get the tread marks and car to line up.  Should use a stamp-a-ma-jig...but I am too lazy!  Instead, I did some distressing to mask some of my flaws.  The vanilla and midnight were embossed with the stripes embossing folder, then sponged with brown sugar.The sentiments are from "On Your Birthday."  Candy dots and linen thread finish it off.

My next card uses NO challenges.  Gasp!  I just had these circles (using the Circles #2 die) of retired "Blueberry Crisp" dsp out and decided to use them.  The main image is "Extreme Skate."  The card base is pacific point, the next layer is sahara sand.  I used the funky SAB embossing folder...kind of looks like he's skating on the moon!  The riding hood red ribbon was added because I desperately wanted more color.  And look...more belated birthday sentiments!

The good news is that these cards have been mailed, with a DQ gift card.  I think my nephews will forgive me for being late!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

1 comment:

  1. These are both great masculine cards. I love the skateboarder with the circles. Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!